Though it seems our brave samurai may never hve the information they need to find the truth about the damming of the river tensions rage on. The Spiders refuse to bend and are intent on keeping their new land. The Crabs have kidnapped and beaten two spiders within an inch of their lives. To make matters worse the diamyo of the Crab has enlisted Mirimoto Kumo as a second in waht seems an inevitable duel Diagotzu Jin. Time is running out and a war rages just beneath the surface of civility.